When I first blogged about force-based algorithms, my focus was firmly on charting and graphing; specifically, producing aesthetically-pleasing diagrams consisting of nodes and connectors. Force-based algorithms have many other applications in computer science, from graphics to simulations to problem-solving and beyond. In this post, i’m going to look at the application of a force-based algorithm… Continue reading

Background I’m currently doing some work in the area of cross-AppDomain development, where all objects are either marshalled (transparently) using .NET Remoting or serialised. It turns out that, when DataSet objects are serialised, their extended properties are serialised as strings. This means that, when operating on a DataSet which has come from another AppDomain, the… Continue reading